Folin had tallied two assists with nine penalty minutes over 14 games for Minnesota this season. The 6-foot-4, 219-pound defenseman has 13 points (2g, 11a) with 22 PIM over his 55-game NHL career. At the AHL level last season, Folin notched four points (2g, 2a) with four PIM over 13 games.
The Gothenburg, Sweden native is in his third year of professional hockey. Folin signed a two-year entry level contract with the Wild following the conclusion of his sophomore season with the UMass Lowell River Hawks. The defenseman re-signed with the Wild this offseason to a two-year deal.
Prior to turning pro, Folin tallied 41 points (12g, 29a) with 55 penalty minutes and plus-27 rating over 79 games with the River Hawks. During his time in Lowell, Folin also helped the River Hawks to their first ever Hockey East regular season title, Hockey East tournament championship and trip to the Frozen Four. Folin was also part of the UMass Lowell team to win back-to-back Hockey East tournament titles.
Folin’s last game before his reassignment to Iowa came in a loss to the Winnipeg Jets. His first and only shot of the game came against former fellow River Hawk Connor Hellebuyck who was making his NHL debut for the Jets.
Christian’s little brother Niklas Folin is a freshman defenseman with the River Hawks this season.